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Prophet Summary: Amos 7-9

by PastorWilliams on November 28th, 2016


AMOS 7-9

In chapter 7, God sends out three great warning visions against Israel: a great invasion of locusts, a blazing fire, a plumb line. With these warning signs, Amos becomes accused of treason and plotting against King Jeroboam by Amaziah the priest. Amos retorts that Azamiah’s own family will fall into disrepute when God’s judgment comes upon Israel.

Chapter 8 has a prophecy of Good Friday. “The sun will set at noon, and the light of day will grow dark over the land” (v9). “Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land” (Matthew 27:45).

Chapter 8 also has a prophecy of the intertestamental period, the period between Malachi and the appearance of John the Baptizer. “‘Behold, the days are coming,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD” (v11).

Chapter 9 has a vision very similar to St. John’s vision of Jesus in Revelation. It is strongly rooted in the Levitical ceremonies around the sacrifices.

While the entire prophecy of Amos has been very bleak, it ends with the great good news of restoration after the Judgment. Not only that Israel would come back to the Promised Land but also eternal life in Heaven with God.

Read at least Amos 7-9 at least once this week.

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